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Wendy's

Wendy’s is an American international fast food chain restaurant. As of March 1999, Wendy’s was the world’s third largest hamburger fast food chain with approximately 6,650 locations.

“Informatica PowerCenter processes in a few minutes the volume of data that once took twenty minutes. That’s very important to us strategically. Information – better, faster, quicker, right.”

— Sara Rain, Data Warehouse Program Manager, Wendy’s

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Business Need

Manage food and labor cost across all store locations.

Monitor sales and product mix by store for improved forecasting.

Pinpoint trends by product and geography to improve marketing program effectiveness.

Improve store maintenance support with B2B communication.

Improve quarterly close process.

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Challenges

Replace Data Warehouse Manager and eliminate inefficient, error-prone custom coding.

Introduce an enterprise data integration platform that supports mission critical operations in real time as well as analytical applications.

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Solutions & Results

Optimized in-store and business operations with timely, reliable data.

Supported strategic growth objectives with an extensible integration platform.

Realized 18% IRR (internal rate of return) over three years.

Improved developer productivity by 50%.

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Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

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